Street Food Tour
When in Ubud, eat as most locals do—fresh street fare for a burst of flavours! The foodscape in this region is an interesting blend of traditional and Western influences. Sample a delicious array of tapas-style dishes customized to your own tastes and palate during this evening tour. Prepared fresh with local produce, enjoy typical Asian stir-fries and addictive desserts among many other street food options from a hand-selected menu. You may be pleasantly surprised to find hearty Italian fare right next to local satay and sambals! You could also try out popular eating places in the city offering traditional as well as contemporary fusion food, on this half-day tour. Even if you’re not the terribly adventurous kind and have reservations about trying out unfamiliar food in a foreign land, leaving the city without sampling some of its mouth-watering street food would be a shame!
Enroute Tanah Lot Temple Visit
“Discover a spectacular Indonesian temple. Enroute to Ubud in the morning, stop by Tanah Lot located on the western coast of Bali. The 15th century temple is perched on a giant rock in the sea, which has been shaped by the tide and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, over millions of years. The temple itself was built by local fishermen, who received instructions from Nirartha – a Hindu priest from Java arrived in Bali during the time of the Majapahit Empire. Tanah Lot is one of the seven sea temples located on the Balinese coast that were built to protect the island from harm. A fundamental element of Balinese mythology and legend for centuries, the temple is an essential symbol of Balinese religion and cultural heritage.
(Half Day; Private activity & transfer as it is en route to Ubud; Duration: 2 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that only Hindus are allowed inside the main temple. Kindly avoid shorts and short skirts and dress appropriately to show your respect for local tradition. Please note that the path to the temple is flanked by souvenir shops which may look touristic.)
Cycling Tour of Ubud (Half Day)
Discover a beautiful landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage site on the back of a bike. Begin your cycling tour at Jatiluwih Valley – one of the most fascinating rice-growing regions in the world! The terraced landscaped was lovingly shaped by generations of farmers over 500 years. Today, the land boasts sophisticated irrigation facilities, including an intricate network of canals, dams, and aqueducts to irrigate individual fields. Cycle downhill past breathtaking rice paddies, verdant mountains, hills and rolling valleys, to reach a gravel road just a few kilometers away. Afterwards, embark on a hike through the field towards Babahan, where you will take a short break to see Pura Besi Kalung temple. Continue onwards on your bike till you reach the village of Pinge. There you can enjoy enjoy an authentic Balinese meal at Rumah Desa (Balinese House). Spend some time observing the local vegetables grown in the garden and afterwards, watch how your chef uses these to cook up a delicious meal for you!
(Half Day; Private activity & transfer; Travel time to activity: 30 mins; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, suntan lotion, and your hat. Please note that the cycling activity is planned in the morning from Jan- May, as this season has occasionally afternoon rain.)
Encounter with a Master Healer
Learn the art of ‘Pranala’ from a Master! Spend time with a master healer — Tjokorda Gede Rai, who deftly blends the traditional and the modern to offer you a fresh perspective on life. Soak in the wisdom and knowledge offered by the Master as he guides you to lead a harmonious life. Learn special gestures and movements to correct imbalances in your body and mind and heal your soul. This fascinating healing system emphasizes development through the balancing and lively integration of opposites. The transformative encounter is sure to teach you handy techniques that you will carry through your life.
Highlights of Ubud & Monkey Forest (Half Day)
Hop out into the delights of Ubud with this half day tour. Begin by visiting Bali Palace, the official residence of Bali’s royal family, and a fascinating example of Balinese history and architecture. Head onwards to the ARMA, or Agung Rai Museum of Art, which is dedicated to promoting Indonesian art and culture, including traditional dance forms and musical performances using the bronze percussion instruments of gamelan. The museum is set within beautiful landscaped gardens with zen water features. Head onwards to the sacred Monkey Forest, which conserves rare plants, promotes spiritual well being with its onsite temple, and has plenty of monkeys! Afterwards, stroll the streets of Ubud to enjoy the local wares, including food, clothing, and art.
(Half Day; Private activity & transfer; Travel time to activity: 15 mins; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)